Mourners hear sons’ tribute to a warm, caring and loving mother
11:20am Thursday 21st March 2013 in Latest News
Family and friends of Vicky Rose, the mother of two was gunned down in an incident in Devizes two weeks ago, bade a sad farewell to her at a service at St James Church yesterday afternoon.
Mrs Rose, 58, was found dead of a gunshot wound at the home of former police inspector Bill Dowling in Moonrakers on Saturday March 2. Mr Dowling’s body was also found.
Mrs Rose was born in Old Town, Swindon. She and her family moved with his job and lived in Bradford on Avon, Salisbury and Swindon before ending up in Devizes. She lived there for 14 years.
She leaves two sons, Johnathan, 32, and Matthew, 30. Her mother, Sheila Eynon, who is widowed, now lives in Somerset. Mrs Rose was buried in the churchyard near Taunton before the ceremony at St James.
They were among the mourners. The Rev Jonathan Triffitt, vicar of St James, said: “We cannot ignore the events that led to us being here today but we must set them aside and give thanks for the life of Vicky. We will all have questions that may never be answered but let us concentrate on celebrating the person she was.”
Johnathan and Matthew Rose painted a picture of a warm, loving person, a wonderful mother and daughter who loved life and was always chatting and happy.
Matthew Rose added that Vicky loved shopping and couldn’t resist a bargain. He described her as “the Del Boy of Devizes”.
After the service the congregation left to the strains of Porcelain by Moby, one of Mrs Rose’s favourite pieces of music. There was a retiring collection in aid of the Cotton Tails animal rescue service and Cancer Research UK.